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Heritage Chocolate Cake

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cake

Bake the ultimate moist buttermilk chocolate cake. This elegant chocolate cake recipe is brought to life with buttermilk and cocoa powder, then coated with sweet chocolate frosting.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
22 minutes
Bake Time
33 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup

    butter or margarine, softened

  • 1-3/4 cups

    sugar

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 1-1/2 cups

    buttermilk or sour milk*

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?
add a garnish

Add a Garnish

Make our "Chocolate Frosting" to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
two 9-inch baking pans
9-inch baking pans
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
bowl
bowl
wire racks
wire racks
saucepan
saucepan
stovetop
stovetop
mixer
mixer
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2

Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating just until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "Chocolate Frosting".

Tip

To sour milk: Use 4-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/2 cups.

Additional questions?